Jeff Baldwin was born and raised in Paintsville, Kentucky and a graduate of Paintsville High School. Jeff graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in 1991 and received his Juris Doctorate from Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 1996.

Jeff has been with the firm since 1996 and has been involved in the firm’s active trial and appellate practice in both state and federal courts throughout eastern Kentucky. He focuses his practice in the areas of general insurance defense, as well as matters involving products liability and claims against governmental entities. In addition to his active litigation practice, Jeff served as city attorney for the city of Paintsville, KY from 2007 to present and the city of Coal Run Village, KY from 2008 to present.


Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law
Highland Heights, Kentucky

  • J.D. – 1996

University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

  • B.S. – 1991
  • Major: Accounting

Bar Admission

  • Kentucky, 1996
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1997

Professional Associations, Honors & Awards

  • Kentucky Defense Counsel, Member, 2000 to Present
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel, Board of Directors, 2020 to Present
  • Johnson County Bar Association, Member, 1996 to Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 1996 to Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2000 to Present

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Municipal & Governmental Law
  • Products Liability
  • Civil Rights
  • Education Law
  • Medical Malpractice/Professional Negligence

Represented Clients

  • Auto-Owners Insurance
  • Booth Energy/Mayo Resources
  • Brit Global Specialty, USA
  • Cintas Corporation
  • City of Coal Run Village, Kentucky
  • City of Paintsville, Kentucky
  • Erie Insurance Exchange
  • EMC Insurance
  • Kentucky Association of Counties
  • Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co.
  • Kentucky League of Cities
  • Kentucky National Insurance
  • K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. (Food City)
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Transamerica Premier Life Insurance Company

Representative Appellate Cases

  • Jones v. W. Liberty Planning & Zoning Comm’n, 2022 Ky. App. Unpub. LEXIS 348 (Ky. App. June 24, 2022)
  • Marcum v. Equitable Res. Expl., Inc., 2017 Ky. App. Unpub. LEXIS 891 (Ky. App. Dec. 8, 2017)
  • Lucas v. Gateway Cmty. Servs. Org., Inc., 343 S.W.3d 341 (Ky. App. 2011)
  • Golden v. Paintsville City Utils., 2012 Ky. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1017 (Ky. App. Apr. 6, 2012)
  • Joseph v. Maynard, 9 F. App’x 299 (6th Cir. 2001)
  • Schrader v. Patrick, 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 8023 (6th Cir. Apr. 22, 1999